There’s some other baseball news other than Bobby Valentine’s possible demise. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera achieved the prestigious Triple Crown, only the 15th in history and first since 1967. A Triple Crown is earned by a player leading the league in three statistical categories—batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. Commissioner Bud Selig congratulated Cabrera, saying it was “a remarkable achievement that places him amongst an elite few in all of baseball history.” Meanwhile, the Yankees clinched the American League East playoff title with a 14–2 win over Valentine’s troubled Red Sox while the Oakland A’s clinched the AL West with a 12–5 win over the Texas Rangers.
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